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Friends reunited: Wendy Welch and Nick Peake.

Wendy’s fundraising supports local MS charity

by gemmamelling

A Lowton woman is taking a leading role in a local charity which helps people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Wendy Welch, who has MS herself, is secretary of the Wigan MS Therapy Centre, which has premises, including a specialised gym, at Marsh Green Community Centre.

“We offer a range of therapies, like massage, reiki, chair yoga, and the benefits are great – I know that from my own experience,” says Wendy.  “I was diagnosed with MS ten years ago and it’s now a daily struggle.  But at the centre I can go and spend a couple of hours with friends who are experts in their field, and it can give me some relief from the pain and discomfort.

“But our centre is just a fantastic place to be anyway.  We’re working hard all the time to improve what we can offer.”

Fundraising efforts

Wendy, of Rowan Avenue, Lowton, is also involved in fund-raising for the centre.  A Hog Roast and Music evening was held on Saturday, 10 June, at the Alder Root Golf Club in Winwick, which includes popular local band The Over-the-Hill Billies, lead by another Lowton resident, Nick Peake.

Nick said: “Wendy and I were at school together … long, long time ago … and when she asked me to help with some entertainment there was no way I would refuse.  So I pulled together some music mates and we did a show in Wigan last year.  We went down OK so they asked us back!”

The Winwick gig, which features several other artists, was a complete sell-out, but other events are planned in the future, and we’ll have details of those here on Lowton and Golborne News’s events guide as we get them.

Find out more about Wigan MS Therapy Centre

You’ll find Wigan MS Therapy Centre on Marsh Green Community Centre, Kitt Green Road, Wigan WN5 0EF, and the telephone number is 01942 217696.

The centre is always looking for volunteers to help out – so if you’re interested in getting involved please get in touch.

Picture above: Friends reunited – Wendy Welch and Nick Peake.

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